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Pastor Ken Chambers (right) and supporters of the ordinance banning coal speak at Monday’s city council meeting in Oakland. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland Bans Coal Shipments Clergy agree to come together to heal the community after the city’s division

In an historic victory for environmental activists and local communities, the City Council voted unanimously at a heated council meeting this week to ban large amounts of coal from being stored and handled in Oakland.
Alvaro Sanchez

Assembly Passes Bill to Bring Climate Change Funds to Disadvantaged Communities

This week with bipartisan support the California Assembly passed AB 1550 (Gomez), designed to ensure that the benefits of California’s climate change policies reach the communities and households that need them most.
dmuhammad

Op-Ed: Oakland Can Have Health and Good Jobs Without Coal

By Derrick Muhammad, ILWU Local 10   Dear Mayor Schaaf and City Council members,   I’m a longshoreman and elected Secretary-Treasurer of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 10. After much discussion, my union [...]
Nataly Ortiz, a former patient at New Generation, criticizes UCSF's planned closure of the clinic at a public forum, as Ronnishia Johnson and others wait to speak. "Young Latinas and undocumented people still desperately need these services, and you are taking it away," Ortiz told UCSF officials. (Farida Jhabvala Romero/KQED)

Mission District Neighbors Vow to Save UCSF Clinic

  By Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED.org   Facing a budget in the red and a loss of patients, UC San Francisco officials plan to close a beloved family planning clinic for low-income teens and young [...]